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Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment

The Young Software Engineer Weekend

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Software Engineer Weekend


The Young Software Engineer Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life working in the world of tech. Learn from top software engineers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: take a coding masterclass, design a website, and learn how to understand the mind of a user. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful software engineer, with guidance on university choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring software engineers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application.


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An Interactive Masterclass

Professional software engineers will coach you through a range of interactive activities:

  • Become a full-stack developer: design an exciting new web app for your client 
  • Create engaging layouts using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Learn how to create the ultimate user experience 
Expert Career Coaching
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top software engineer
  • An action plan of how to break into tech, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB choices, university and degree selection; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
An Audience With Top Professionals
  • Hear from successful software engineers and ask them all your burning questions
  • Q&A panel with software engineers from a range of backgrounds
Boost Your Career Potential
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and logical thinking
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

The World of the Software Engineer

  • The qualities of a successful software engineer
  • The variety of career paths
  • The pressures and expectations

User Experience

  • Know your audience: breaking into the minds of your consumers
  • Creating world-class user experience on any device

Mastering Front-End Development

  • Use your new-found knowledge to develop the front-end of your application 
  • Create layouts with HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • Optimise functions using the Test Driven Development (TDD) approach




Mastering Back-End Development

  • Discover how to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
  • Learn how to store data in a relational database
  • Use these tools to create or contribute to web applications with clean, portable, well-documented code

Software Careers

  • Your path to becoming a tech superstar, starting now
  • Career paths for front-end, back-end or full-stack developers
  • Which languages to learn and how to build a portfolio
  • Building an action plan for your next career steps

Panel Q+A

Live panel Q&A with software engineers from a variety of backgrounds
Get all your burning questions answered
Make contacts and receive valuable advice




Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 12th November 2023


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.